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8 - 10pm Monday 23 February
£5 (Earlybird inclu. drink)
Book Machine presents Tim Pilcher

Book Machine speaker Tim Pilcher has spent over 25 years working in comics and publishing at: DC Comics' Vertigo imprint, Comics International, Penguin, Dorling Kindersley and Ilex Press.

Tim is chair of the Comic Book Alliance and is the author of over 20 books, including his memoir, Comic Book Babylon.  He is the editor of Brighton:  The Graphic Novel, and the forthcoming, Brighton’s Graphic War. He is currently Humanoids' UK liaison and has lectured on comics at Trinity College, University College London, the Imperial War Museum, the ICA and the British Library.

Drink and mingle with the people who make books happen

Come and meet publishers, editors, writers, designers and others with a passion for books. We’ve found that the best ingredients for a good party are simply a great venue, chatty people and some drinks. Don’t worry if you don’t know anyone - it’s always a friendly crowd!

7.45/8pm Thursday 26 February 2015
£5 (£4 concs.)
Pighog Poetry @ Redroaster
“These readings are a central highlight of poetry in Brighton.” – Rob Hamberger


Bernadette Cremin “Her endings are like the barbed hook at the end of a fishing line – you run your hands along the monofilament, everything’s smooth and running freely then suddenly there’s a sharp pain, blood on your hand, and you’re caught and can’t get away.”
Strat Mastoris, Sabotage Reviews 

Gary Goodman Gary is founder of poetry, music, film, performance event Everybody’s Got To Be Somewhere with Ben Graham and Anthony Murphy. Highlights include: Wolf Howard, Mick Farren, Fundraiser for Jeff Keen including premiere of new Heathcoat Williams’ poems read by Roy Hutchings 

Xelís De Toro A prize-winning Galician writer whose work has begun to transcend written language, through acting (with dreamthinkspeak, Il Pixel Rosso, Tanglehead Productions), as a performer in art galleries, or with his performance poetry/music band Laboratoro. 

Open Mic (2 min slots; arrive early to sign up)

Hosted by Michaela Ridgway

14 September 2014 -
Trees on the Downs

Local photographer Finn Hopson took these pictures within a few miles of Redroaster, in the fields and woodlands of Britain’s newest national park: the Downs.

Finn says: "The eastern end of the South Downs isn’t known for its trees and woodland, but they are an essential part of the character of this landscape, outlining the shapes of fields and villages, providing a sense of scale to open downland, silhouetting against morning mists and throwing shadows across the land as the sun rises and sets.

"Like so much of the Downs, the trees here have been cultivated, managed and coppiced over the years, but despite this endless human interaction, they provide some disorder amid the carefully regimented and groomed fields. It's impossible to find true wilderness in such a crowded part of the country, but the woods and hawthorn-studded pathways of the Downs provide endless opportunities to get happily lost for a few hours in this gentle, rolling countryside."

Illumination by Woodstar
29 September 2013 -
Illumination by Woodstar

Brighton wood sculptor Dave Gourlay of Woodstar, has created a series of architectural lights displaying the translucence of different wood veneers, which form a permanent exhibition at the cafe. 

The pendant Trinity shades are adjustable.  When shut down they give sculptural mood lighting, when opened up they allow a practical quantity of direct light to suffuse the room.  Woodstar offer a range of pendant and wall mounted lampshades.  Alternatively you can specify a unique light, or combination of lights which reflect the proportions, palette and feel of your particular scheme.

Woodstar is a Brighton based company, specialising in shaping wood into curves, circles
and spheres.  They take their inspiration from classical geometry and natural forms.

If you would like to view further examples of their work (all displayed at Redroaster
are for sale) please go to the Woodstar website .

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8.00am to 6.30pm on Sunday
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